Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steaks in Balsamic Marinade
- Ready In:
- 6hrs 15mins
- 1⁄2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup chopped shallot
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 8 beef tenderloin steaks (6-7 oz. each, about 1-inch thick)
- Puree vinegar, oil, shallots and rosemary in blender until almost smooth. pour into 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish. Add steaks; turn to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 1 day, turning steaks occasionally.
- Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Remove steaks from marinade; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill steaks to desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare.
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Thank goodness I tasted this before I brushed it on my steaks. It tasted horrible. I'd used the last of my balsamic vinegar so I couldn't just toss it and start over again (which I would have preferred to do), so I added some honey. I'll update after I grill the steaks, but for pity's sake, don't use this recipe as written. Doctor it up. A lot.
I had made a quicker pantry style version of this with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, about a cup and a half with a spoon of the pre-minced jars of garlic, and LOTS of pepper and salt. I used sirloin just because its what I had, and frayed them on a scorching hot pan and waited for a little colour on them before dumping all of the marinade over it and cooked it in the sauce. The marinade thickened and the steak was perffff.. I love ANYTHING balsamic.
Fabulous! I always get nervous trying a new marinade on tenderloin steaks, since they are so pricey, but this just sounded so good. I made the marinade exactly as posted, except I added some fresh chopped parsley as well. The steaks actually marinated about 17 hours before I grilled them and they came out wonderfully. The meat was tender and flavorful, and my guests really enjoyed them. Thanks for making my dinner party a success!! Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.